One of the biggest stereotypes about black Americans is “the absent black father.” A 2013 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows 72 percent of non-Hispanic, black women who gave birth were unmarried. However, being unmarried doesn’t mean the father isn’t involved. The CDC study also shows black men are more likely to be involved in their children’s lives compared to white men.
On Second Thought sat down with "A Seat at the Table" co-hosts Denene Millner, Monica Pearson and Christine White to confront the popular myth. Their Father's Day special with Montel Williams airs this Sunday at 6:30 on GPB.